Have you ever wondered how to make a fidget spinner at home? Fidget spinners are all the rage, but they can be expensive, if you can even find them.
It is pretty easy to make your own fidget spinner, and you can make them in a variety of ways. I have curated a list of how to make a fidget spinner at home, so you can get started today.
This is a list of the best homemade fidget spinners I could find.
Some of these are made with simple items like cardboard, PVA glue, clothespins and more. Most of these are pretty simple to make, and one even uses LEGOs to make a custom fidget spinner. Some are a bit more technical and will require help from a parent. You just have to use your imagination and let your ideas run.
Fidget spinners have been used to help calm anxiety, help children with autism, ADHD and more. They can be very beneficial to children and adults.
You can buy fidget spinners at most mass retail stores (I’ve seen them at Target) or even shop online. Or if you are feeling creative, read some of the DIY projects below to learn how to make a fidget spinner at home.
I was listening to the radio the other day, and one parent let their child play with their fidget spinner for five minutes. When the timer went off they had to complete one chore, and repeat until all their chores were done. I thought this was a clever idea, to get your kids interested in getting stuff done.
How To Make A Fidget Spinner – 12 DIY Projects
This fidget spinner is made out of cardboard, a toothpick, strong PVA glue, and coins. Has a great tutorial on how to make this yourself.
This one has skate bearings in it, and you use some duct tape and craft sticks and more! Fun way to decorate the fidget spinner to fit your own style.
Yes, you read that right, you can make a spinner using LEGO pieces. I thought this was a really clever and unique take on a DIY fidget spinner.
4. LEGO Fidget Cube
If you haven’t played with a cube, it is very similar to a spinner, just in cube form. Keeps you busy and focused on playing, instead of the world around you.
These fidget spinners use only paper, no bearing needed. It is super easy to make, and use any colors of paper you want.
This one is a bit more complex, as you are using a bike chain to create a custom fidget spinner. It will take some help, but it will look awesome once it is finished!
Some people are using 3D printers to make fidget spinners. Some use bearings but others are super creative and manage to create spinners without a single bearing, only the plastic filament. I was kind of surprised how affordable some of those printers are!
The pink and red spinners in the photo below were made on a 3D printer, the red one doesn’t use a bearing to create the spin. It spins really well too!
Watch this YouTube video on how to create this style of spinner. It uses ball bearings and rubber bands.
Save your plastic bottle caps and create this fun fidget spinner, to keep you entertained for hours. Save your water bottle caps, soda, or even juice caps. You just want to make sure they are all the same size and shape.
This one requires cutting wood, using a Dremel and more. But the outcome is a pretty awesome fidget spinner that would be one of a kind.
This one is pretty neat, with optical illusions graphics, you can create a really neat and mesmerizing spinner.
11. Magnet Spinner
Create a fidget spinner using magnets. This is a really neat looking spinner, and has a video tutorial.
This one does use bearings to create a fidget spinner. It is made out of duct tape and marbles. Very clever.
Are your kids obsessed with fidget spinners? If you would prefer to buy them, you can get them on Amazon or Oriental Trading. Oriental Trading has these cool Emoji Fidget Spinners and Glow-In-The-Dark Fidget Spinners.
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